Boolean Searches

Boolean Search - how can we find accurate information quickly in Way We Do?  
 
Way We Do uses Boolean Search which allows for a range of search operators such as AND, NOT and OR.  However, instead of using the words AND, etc, you will use characters such as "+", "-", etc.  Following are some examples to get you started.  
  • apple banana - Find documents that contain at least one of the two words.
  • +apple +juice - Find documents that contain both words.
  • +apple macintosh - Find documents that contain the word “apple”, but rank rows higher if they also contain “macintosh”.
  • +apple -macintosh - Find documents that contain the word “apple” but not “macintosh”.
  • +apple ~macintosh - Find documents that contain the word “apple”, but if the document also contains the word “macintosh”, rate it lower than if document does not. This is “softer” than a search for '+apple -macintosh', for which the presence of “macintosh” causes the document not to be returned at all.
  • +apple +(>turnover <strudel) - Find documents that contain the words “apple” and “turnover”, or “apple” and “strudel” (in any order), but rank “apple turnover” higher than “apple strudel”.
  • apple* - Find documents that contain words such as “apple”, “apples”, “applesauce”, or “applet”.
  • "some words" - Find documents that contain the exact phrase “some words” (for example, rows that contain “some words of wisdom” but not “some noise words”). 
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